Cerebral Code Thinking a Thought in the Mosaics of the Mind

ISBN-10: 0262531542
ISBN-13: 9780262531542
Edition: 1998
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Description: This text offers an understanding of how Darwinian processes could operate in the brain to shape mental images in only seconds, using shuffled memories similar to dreams, but evolving into something of quality, such as a sentence to speak aloud.

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/2/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This text offers an understanding of how Darwinian processes could operate in the brain to shape mental images in only seconds, using shuffled memories similar to dreams, but evolving into something of quality, such as a sentence to speak aloud.

William H. Calvin is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle. His books include The Cerebral Code (MIT Press, 1996).

Prologue
The Representation Problem and the Copying Solution
Cloning in Cerebral Cortex
A Compressed Code Emerges
Managing the Cerebral Commons
Resonating with Your Chaotic Memories
Partitioning the Playfield
Intermission Notes
The Brownian Notion
Convergence Zones with a Hint of Sex
Chimes on the Quarter Hour
The Making of Metaphor
Thinking a Thought in the Mosaics of the Mind
Afterthoughts
Glossary and Brief Tutorials
Recommended Reading
Notes
The Author
About the Artists
Index

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